Romeo & Juliet

1 Aug 2017 – 5 Aug 2017

Performances

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

1 Aug 2017 – 5 Aug 2017

Box Office: 020 7960 4200

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Shakespeare's heart-breaking tale, Nureyev's blazing ballet

We bring the world's greatest love story to the Royal Festival Hall, with Rudolf Nureyev's inventive and passionate choreography and Prokofiev's exhilarating score performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

Sumptuous costumes and sets transport you to Renaissance Verona, its piazza bustling with market traders, street entertainers and the restless factions of the Capulet and Montague families.

Amidst the grandeur of the Capulet's ball, our star-crossed lovers meet, unleashing a fateful sequence of events, from the romantic bedroom scene to their tragic final embrace.

Full of action, humour and drama, Rudolf Nureyev's award-winning production of Romeo & Juliet was especially created for us in 1977 to celebrate the Queen's Silver Jubilee. The Company has since performed it worldwide to critical acclaim.


"This is the most deeply romantic of all versions and the most tragic."
The Daily Express

"Powerfully atmospheric" 
The Observer
 

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Running Time

2 hours 55 minutes including 2 intervals of 20 and 15 minutes

Choreography
Rudolf Nureyev

Music 
Sergei Prokofiev

Design
Ezio Frigerio

Lighting
Tharon Musser

Restaging
Élisabeth Maurin and Lionel Delanoë

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